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Old 11-14-2017, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Not having the requisite IDs won't mean that you can't fly. It just means that you'll be subject to additional screening and TSA paperwork
And who has time for that? The additional screening and paperwork is also not a guarantee that you'll get on that plane either. It's not worth the hassle.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:43 PM
 
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And who has time for that? The additional screening and paperwork is also not a guarantee that you'll get on that plane either. It's not worth the hassle.
If you don't want to do it, that's your choice. I'm just providing clarifying information for others who may be reading. Unless the additional screening turns up information like being on a 'no-fly' list, passengers WILL be able to board.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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If you don't want to do it, that's your choice. I'm just providing clarifying information for others who may be reading. Unless the additional screening turns up information like being on a 'no-fly' list, passengers WILL be able to board.
It's just faster, easier, and safer to get a passport. That additional paperwork doesn't guarantee that you'll be allowed into the airport.
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Old 11-15-2017, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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It's just faster, easier, and safer to get a passport.....
My 10 year renewal comes up in 2018. A two month wait to process the passport renewal is not faster or easier. Still have to supply the two photos again (funny that that there is no requirement for them to be certified that they are actually photos of oneself), fill out the application again, Spend $6.65 to mail it and give the government $140 to process it (they'll probably raise the prices in 2018).
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:57 PM
 
Location: On the road
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funny that that there is no requirement for them to be certified that they are actually photos of oneself)
They have other photos of you to compare, once I had a good angle on the Immigration Officer's screen after he swiped my passport and it had pictures of me from both current and previous passport.

Not saying they do actually compare them, or what they do for first-time applicants, but I do know that on a renewal they would have no problem making a reasonable guess if you look like you from ten years ago.
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:29 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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I'm sure this is not the final word on the matter and many will be scurrying at the last minute.

New driver’s license requirements are coming to U.S. airports. Is your state ready?

The Real ID Act calls for states to abide by federal standards to issue identification documents, such as driver’s licenses and ID cards. A congressional attempt to curb terrorism post-9/11, the act is being enforced in stages. The final stage of implementation, which targets air travel, is slated to begin Jan. 22.

Critics assailed the legislation as a federal attempt to create a national database of citizens. Although compliant states must meet certain requirements, there is no uniform Real ID card: States still issue their own documents, but they need to meet tougher security standards related to card issuance, card design and application processing

In most states, a gold or black star in the top part of the card means it is compliant.

A good way to know your card is not compliant is if it says “Not for federal identification.” Others without this marking could also be non-compliant

Well...which is it, or is it both?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graph...=.7df0055ece82
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Old 11-18-2017, 01:50 PM
 
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It all depends on which supervisor shows up. Some will stand by the agents decision saying posted guidelines can be revised if the agent has reason to do so. And, of course they will not disclose the reason for "security reasons". When I worked out of BWI my airport issued id that allowed me access to the tarmac without screening was not acceptable as an ID when traveling as a passenger. My airline issued crew badge which was issued under an approved TSA security plan was OK when traveling as a crew member but not as a passenger.
TSA = idiots.
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Old 11-18-2017, 06:46 PM
 
Location: On the road
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If you don't want to do it, that's your choice. I'm just providing clarifying information for others who may be reading. Unless the additional screening turns up information like being on a 'no-fly' list, passengers WILL be able to board.
You're providing poor advice. There is no guarantee that passengers WILL be able to board if they don't have the required ID, and nobody should risk missing their flight under the mistaken belief that some guarantee is offered to be able to make your flight.

I'm sure things would eventually get resolved but showing up and just hoping things work themselves out before your plane takes off is just foolish.
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:54 AM
 
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My 10 year renewal comes up in 2018. A two month wait to process the passport renewal is not faster or easier. Still have to supply the two photos again (funny that that there is no requirement for them to be certified that they are actually photos of oneself), fill out the application again, Spend $6.65 to mail it and give the government $140 to process it (they'll probably raise the prices in 2018).
Renewals take less than 8 weeks..normally 2-4..you can always pay for expedited service if need be or go to your local passport office and get it done in a day.
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Cleverly concealed
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Kansas just started issuing Real ID driver licenses this year, and I was probably one of the first to get one, since my renewal came up at the same time. But they offered the option of getting a non-Real ID license too. Even though I have a passport too, I would rather not have to take it along when flying domestically.

I'm betting a lot of people around here won't get a Real ID license, and many don't have a passport either. Something like 70-75% of the population in my area has never used our airport.
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